SEL Awardee

Heron Russell

Conley Elementary School
Boston Public Schools
Boston, MA
“At the Conley School, interconnected challenges demand an integrated approach, weaving academic and social and emotional learning, and culturally responsive teaching. In partnership with Responsive Classroom, we endeavor to transform our classrooms to integrate academics and SEL. Culturally responsive pedagogy is critical to meet the needs of all students. Through training and partnerships, we will increase our capacity to address bias and to implement culturally responsive practices in order to implement Responsive Classroom with a lens of social justice. This grant allows us to weave these threads together, helping us to realize our vision of a community where all students can thrive.”
Tags: Curriculum, Elementary School, New Arrivals, Restorative Practices, Teacher, Traditional Public School, Urban